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Portsea Ocean Beach and London Bridge Rock Pools



The London Bridge area is the most northern beach in the Mornington Peninsula National Park and borders Point Nepean National Park. This famous landform is composed of sandstone and has been formed through weathering action of thousands of years of wind, rain and waves.

A lookout only a short walk from the car park provides stunning views of London Bridge, the beach and the rock platforms below. Views east towards Portsea and north-west towards Point Nepean National Park.

Beach access is via a steep ramp. A large rock platform provides for great snorkelling and exploring the rock pools at low tide

The Farnsworth track (2 km return loop) to the east links London Bridge and Portsea Ocean Beach along the cliff tops via two spectacular lookouts. Alternate return route along the beach.

The Wilsons Folly Track leads directly into neighbouring Point Nepean National Park and provides a scenic walk through Moonah woodlands and grassy bowls alive with unique wildlife (to Quarantine Station 2.5 km and Point Nepean 6 km).

On the way to London Bridge, stop at Portsea Ocean (Back) Beach which also has some nice rockpools. Other areas on the Mornington Peninsula to beachcomb and find rockpools are Sorrento Ocean Beach which has some large pools (Map: 156 Ref: H9), Flinders Ocean Beach (Map: 261 Ref: J10) and Mushroom Reef near Flinders (Map: 261 Ref: K11)

Remember that the website of tide times (see link below) is your best friend.

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It is important to look at the tide times since the rock pools are covered by the sea at high tide.

A short walk from the carpark are a number of lookouts, one overlooks London Bridge rock formation and the others have views over the beach. You can take the set of steps down to the beach and play along the beach, walk to London Bridge or walk along the beach to Portsea Ocean Beach, which is 1.5km away. Alternatively take The Farnsworth track back to Portsea.

An interesting element is a glider launch area next to the car park. It would be thrilling to see hang gliders take off here.

Dogs are prohibited due to the nesting area of the hooded plover.

Wilsons Folly Track leads into the Port Nepean National Park to the Visitor Centre (1.7km), Quarantine Station (2.5km), Gunners Cottage (3.5km) and Point Nepean (6km).


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London Bridge Road,  Portsea 3944, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
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Map: 156 Ref: A5

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Link London Bridge (Parks Vicroria)

Link Tide Predictions for Victoria



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